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Aqua

#45 of 1,235 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Welsh Back | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 117 915 6060
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited bristol for a birthday and stumbled across this little secret. Good food, good atmosphere...great location. Will happily return.

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Devon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Firstly find a fine restaurant. Aqua Is just that - great environment, ambience and food. But all that can be ruined if the staff are not loving what they do and looking after you. And they are what makes Aqua great. Although, if you get Ann Marie - don't blame us if you don't like exceptional! Just don't ask her... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm not a big fan of going out on valentines eve due to the previous less than pleasant experiences of over crowded restaurants with speciality (reduced) menus and excessive roses, hearts and mushy music. So very happy to see not a red rose or balloon heart in sight when we arrived and whilst they were obviously busy it was not... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely lunch - even though we were the only customers music in back ground gave a lovely ambiance - food was served beautifully - thanks guys had a great time

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited Aqua on Welsh Back on a Saturday evening. Great atmosphere, attentive staff and interesting food.

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Thank Alison H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time I've visited in around 15 years and I must say the food quality and service has not altered one bit, delicious food excellent service and reasonable pricing. I would heartily recommend this restaurant.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cracking situation right on the waterfront Really great atmosphere, plenty of seating and table choices and we managed a table in the window, perfect for watching the rest of the world trek by as you enjoy the delights of this top notch restaurant Really brilliant friendly efficient professional service from Roland Great advice on choices from the menu, which has... More 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for our second visit and had the early evening special two course offer for £10.95 a head. Not only was it great value but it was the best meal I've had in a long time. I had the Butternut Squash Gnocchi followed by the Trout. Both were cooked to perfection and tasted divine with delicious flavours and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick review to say we had a fantastic time at Aqua for a small family celebration. The menu here is varied with something to suit everyone, great vibe as well. Focaccia bread and seafood starter was superb, followed by mains including a fabulous steak done to perfection, trout (better than Hotel Du Vin) and lamb (divine). Best of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Birthday lunch. Annemarie was a very friendly hostess. Would definitely recommend. All of the party really enjoyed their meals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welsh Back | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 915 6060
Description
"Aqua Restaurant and Bar boasts a superb waterfront location with heated alfresco dining on the river terrace. The menu offers a variety of eating styles: go a la carte for a leisurely experience, or opt for the popular and great value Lunch & Early Dinner fixed-price menu for lunch or pre-theatre dining. Produce is locally sourced and organic where possible: West Country delights include local fillet of beef & oysters.The stylish bar features an exciting cocktail list and generous choice of wines by the glass, including Champagne and Prosecco.

Sunday lunch is a special event with proper roast dinners drawing admiring crowds. "

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?